Reporters witnessing Trump’s signing of an executive order saw the familiar face of Winton Churchill back in the Oval Office.
President Trump returned a bust of Churchill to a wall table after a long absence after former President Obama removed it and replaced it with a bust of Martin Luther King Jr.
Washington Times reports:
Reporters who were summoned to the Oval Office Friday night to witness Mr. Trump signing an executive order noticed the Churchill bust had been returned to the Oval Office.
British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson had speculated that Mr. Obama removed Churchill’s bust in part because he is “part-Kenyan,” and was motivated by anti-colonial feelings. Mr. Obama refuted that, saying he had moved the bust to a place of prominence in his private office in the White House residence.
“I love Winston Churchill, I love the guy,” Mr. Obama said.
Mr. Trump did more redecorating, replacing Mr. Obama’s crimson drapes in the Oval Office with gold ones. He also added a bust of Teddy Roosevelt on one of the bookshelves, and swapped out some of Mr. Obama’s artwork in the presidential office.
The original bust of Churchill was a gift from the British government to George W. Bush and first decorated the Oval Office in 2001.
Trump’s redecorating of the Oval Office has made it his own and is among our first affirmations of the new presidency.